catapultIn Catapult, three rising young stars of modern dance, Sarah Bowers, Margaret Behm and David Smithey present works of new and provocative choreography.

Bowers’ piece will “explore what it means to be a dancer, what a dancer is and why, as human beings, we dance” through live performance and projection. “There is something inherent in us to move, the way we respond to sound and vigorously interact with everything in our daily surroundings,” she says. “But there is also social conditioning that makes some people feel as though movement is not allowed, not OK, not acceptable.”

Behm’s piece will feature seven women engaged in “angular, asymmetrical, fierce, driving” movement” as a way to explore “women’s bodies, the way we see ourselves and the way the world sees us,” she says. Behm also will perform a solo by New York/Washington, D.C. choreographer Sydney Skybetter.

Smithey’s piece will feature virtuosic movement and “lots of legs,” he says with a laugh. It will feature 10 dancers in a physically strenuous, highly theatrical, jazzy performance influenced by the club and rave aesthetic.

Irey Theatre (Directions)

February 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.
February 17, 2 p.m.

$10 with discounts available for CU Students.  $5 Tickets for High School/Youth are available in person or by phone.